Worcester Valkyries Director of Rugby Roy Davies believes the next three weeks are a chance for his side to catch their breath.
It’s been a tough start to the Tyrells Premier 15s campaign for the youthful Valkyries who are still searching for their first win of the season.
But boss Davies says the upcoming international break provides time for his side to take stock before their next block of games.
He said: “It gives us an opportunity to catch our breath a bit and to take stock of where we’re at.
“As a coaching group we will have a proper review around what we think is working, what isn’t and what we need to change.
“It’s easy to talk to players about what they need to change but as coaches we probably need to adapt just as much.
“It’ll also give us a bit of time to iron out some of the creases.”
Saturday saw Valkyries defeated 51-5 by Wasps Ladies in Round 8 of Tyrrells Premier 15s at Sixways but there were encouraging signs from the young Worcester side, who travel to ninth-placed Firwood Waterloo Ladies on Saturday 2 December (kick-off 5.30pm)
And Davies admitted: “I thought we were competitive for large parts of that game. We were certainly more competitive and there was progress and learning from the previous week.
“For me that’s what we’re about at the minute – trying to get better week on week and making little improvements. If we can make those little improvements then hopefully they’ll start to make big impacts.”
Report courtesy of Worcester Valkyries